Storms Cause Power Outages, Minor Problems

April 19, 2019

By 2:30  a.m. Friday, storms had caused few problems in the North Escambia area:

  • The largest single power outage Thursday night in the North Escambia area was reported about 8:40 p.m. with 430 Escambia River Electric customers in the dark from Oak Grove south to Barrineau Park.
  • A downed power line was reported on Molino Road just east of Highway 95A. The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded.
  • About 11:30 p.m. a small tree was reported down alongside Highway 97 south of Walnut Hill after a second round of storms. The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded.
  • At midnight, a power line was reported down and arcing at West State Line and Shady Lane in Century. The downed line sparked a small grass fire and left 125 EREC customers without power. The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded.
  • At 1:13 a.m., a tree was reported in the roadway at Nine Mile Road and I-10.. The Beulah Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded.
  • At about 2:30 a.m. Gulf Power reported nearly 2,100 customers without power in Escambia County, 11 in Santa Rosa County. Escambia River Electric reported 850 customers without power, with 206 of those in Escambia County.


2 Responses to “Storms Cause Power Outages, Minor Problems”

  1. Charlotte Bates on April 19th, 2019 2:37 pm

    We just had some tree limbs down, not big ones, but small ones. So, we were very lucky. And I prayed to God to keep us all safe. I fear high winds and big storms, more then anything else. So, yes when a hurricane is spotted, I want to pack up and leave this area, and go back to Idaho.

  2. ThePreachersWife on April 19th, 2019 9:36 am

    God was good to us. Very minor damage here in our area!

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